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Country Artist Curtis Braly Heats Up Spotify Today!

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Country Artist Curtis Braly Heats Up Spotify Today With Exclusive Re-Mix Song You Can Drink A Beer To (ReMix) 

Available Now Exclusively On Spotify

NASHVILLE — Country music artist Curtis Braly released his new single “Song You Can Drink A Beer To (REMIX)” today exclusively on Spotify, just in time for Fourth of July weekend. With the help of renowned producer & remixer, Sean Giovanni, the southern, upbeat song has been reimagined with a pop twist and is sure to be the anthem of the summer. You must listen to this song!

“If this remix doesn’t make you wanna pop the top of an ice cold beer, I don’t know what will!” Braly said. “I’m very happy with how the REMIX turned out. Both myself and Sean Giovanni put a lot of effort into this song & I’m thrilled with the new life it has been given,” Braly says.

Spotify-Exclusive1-CBalubumdraft-1024x1024 Country Artist Curtis Braly Heats Up Spotify Today!The new single will be released to all other music platforms next Friday, July 6 with an accompanying music video, featuring an 80 ft houseboat on Percy Priest Lake in Nashville, Tenn. and a sleek convertible Ford Mustang provided by Two Rivers Ford. For an exclusive interview with Braly in regards to the making of this summertime visual, click here.

“I know many fans are going to be tuned into their favorite Spotify playlists for the upcoming 4th of July weekend!” Braly explains. “So, I’m very excited to give a jump start to the new summer REMIX by putting it exclusively on Spotify for that holiday week.”

Country music powerhouse and Houston, Texas native Curtis Braly is a jack of all trades. With experience in theatre, choir, radio, criminal justice, emergency medical services, and aviation, he found his true calling as an entertainer & true showman. His single “Hate Me” hit country radio on Feb. 6th and released worldwide March 9th. Performing and touring with fellow country artists such as Dolly Parton, Tanya Tucker, Daryl Singletary and Johnny Rodriguez, Curtis draws from these performers’ abilities to capture an audience—to bring music to life as a must-hear storyteller. With his explosive stage presence, Braly “delivers” an intimate connection with believable emotion and a charging energy allowing his story to unfold right before your ears.  While Curtis is devoted to his music career, it is also his mission to give back. Braly takes pride in volunteering his piloting skills and personal aircraft to organizations like Pilots N Paws and Angel Flight. Curtis also volunteers, each year, to Christmas 4 Kids and is even working on something Big with his own purpose to share. Curtis’ music and sincere philanthropy caters to the seasoned music lover as well as the new generation of fans and listeners who have a hankering for pop, jazz, and rock influences.

Keep up with Curtis at www.CurtisBraly.com and follow him on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Sipping the Galveston “T”

Photo by David Guerra

T-Time, hosted by Drew O’Hara and Andy Tamez, is making a splash in the Galveston gay waters, as both hosts tackle island rumors and do their best to set the record straight.

(GALVESTON) – About Magazine reporter and photographer David Guerra sat down last month to talk to Drew and Andy about how their popular Facebook Live show came to be, how its popularity has grown, and what they’d like to do to give back to Galveston’s LGBTQIA community. The two best friends opened up about these topics and so much more. They stated that even though their show seems gossipy, “that is not what they focus on.” In fact, when asked, their end goals include promoting local talent, entertainers, and trying to bridge gaps within the community.

Read more below.


About Magazine: What inspired the show?

Drew O’Hara: It came for me by having different groups of people that would hang out in different locations on the island. Then, to hear someone say something about someone else, and that information would relayed by someone else from a third party, and it would blow up to something bigger. When originally what was said was not offensive but got telephoned into something offensive. It was happening all the time, this miscommunication, this ‘he-said-she-said’ telephone game. It was putting us in the middle because we are friends with everyone.

[The show] is about hearing it from the horses mouth. If you have something to say, come say it here.

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Andy Tamez: It became a lot, and it was hard to hear everybody just going back and forth. It got to the point where it was holding people accountable for what [they’re] doing and saying. It was stressing us out, so we were like,  “You know what? We’ll just put this on [Facebook] Live. And that’s what started it. Then we had people that wanted to come on the show and talk about certain things. The whole premise of the show was to have a platform to come in and tell your own story, say your truth, and own up to your actions.

What are the topics you cover?

DO: We have different segments. We have people come on the show to talk about things that are going on around the area. We will interview someone like special sponsors that sponsor certain events that are happening in town. T-Time was predominantly […] somebody saying what’s on their mind, but that is not what we focus on. Now we have segments, if you watch the show. We do the ending of our show with [a segment called] “What Would You Do?”. It’s just a way to communicate with somebody while also getting the information out there in a way that people will pay attention to.

Who is your audience?

AT: It’s a pretty large demographic. It ranges anywhere from Galveston to Houston. And we are finding that even straight people are watching the show. As I went to Chick-Fil-A, some girl was there saying, “Hey! You’re the one doing that Facebook show!” 

DO:  She said, “Y’all are Drandy!” And we were like, “Yes … We have no idea who you are, but thank you.”

AT: We had no idea we had an audience the way we do.

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DO: It’s being called the local talk show. So it went from T-Time to just saying what is on your mind to helping community members get their thoughts out there to actually graduating to plugging any events. And now it’s just all three of them combined. We want to just help the community, and we are ripping off all of these Band-Aids. We have already seen a change. There are always new events going on, on the island, so there is always going to be something going on that we can stream out, and revitalize and actually get the concept out and see the changes of individuals. We get an average of fifty audience members that will watch live, but HUNDREDS that will watch after we air off.

Who do you interview and why?

DO: Local community leaders that we find beneficial to help get the information out. For example, Kiki Dion Van Wales. She is not only the show director here at 23rd [Street Station], but she is the owner of Pride Galveston. We interviewed her because we wanted to get the information out there to let people know this is where the donations are, this is how it’s working, this is what it’s going towards. Just using Kiki as an example. We want to give Galveston as much attention as possible, and help the community as well. Because if we can help, we’re going to.

How is the feedback when you air off?

DO: Depends on the timing. If we have a guest on the show that ripped someone apart, then we would have people that were very aggravated. So we had something for a while when things got a little shaky called Make-Up Mondays where the next day we have to go in and be like you know this is what’s going on, mend it, and assure our audience realizes we weren’t trying to be assholes. 

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What are you doing with your popularity?

AT: It’s very humbling and surprising. I didn’t think that it was going to be like this at all,

DO: I thought it was just going to be our friends watching, and then one we started hitting hundreds of views, we were like, “Oh, shit! People are actually watching.” Our popularity has grown by each show.

S-Curve Records Signs Eurovision Winner Netta

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#1 ON SPOTIFY’S VIRAL 50 ACROSS THE WORLD, INCLUDING U.S., UK, AUSTRALIA, & BEYOND

After winning the coveted Eurovision Song Contest, Israeli pop maverick NETTA’s viral smash Toy has been signed for the world by S-Curve Records/BMG.

Combining lyrics celebrating female empowerment with an irresistible groove, the track’s hypnotic hook — “I’m not your toy, stupid boy”— proves timely and topical. The New York Times chronicled the impact of “Toy” at Eurovision and dubbed it, “a pop anthem about female independence” and proclaimed, “a star is born.” A one-two punch of rapid fire beatboxing, bold body movements, and seismic vocals, the single vaulted to #1 on Spotify’s Viral 50 chart around the globe, claiming the top spot in the U.S., UK, and Australia, to name a few. Its wildly wonderful music video has generated 53 million-plus YouTube views to date.

With a shimmering style as brazen as her charismatic personality, NETTA has positioned herself for superstardom in 2018.  Promotional trips to the U.S. and throughout Europe are currently in the works so expect to hear much more from NETTA over the coming weeks.

Somebody needed to subvert pop, and NETTA answered the call!

“Toy” is available here: SpotifyiTunes.

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Pansexual Pop Artist Yaysh Releases “Get 2 Kno Me”

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Pansexual Pop Artist Yaysh Bares Body and Soul In Provocative New Reggae-Inspired Single, “Get 2 Kno Me”

Openly pansexual pop artist Yaysh is asking people to give her — and love — a chance in “Get 2 Kno Me,” her provocative new pop/reggae summer track, releasing this week. It’s a sweet, gentle, relaxing song where Yaysh invites listeners to open up and embrace a higher quality of life.  “I want to encourage people to be honest, vulnerable and willing to take that fearless leap into life’s unknown,” she says.  “Leap. Enjoy. Relax. Love. You might be surprised at what happens.”   She takes a leap in the song’s music video, appearing fully nude, along with fifteen other Gen Z’ers.  “We are all so afraid of being judged and letting people see our flaws.  It prevents us from feeling good about ourselves and allowing others to love us for who we are.”  Yaysh explains the video, in essence, was an exercise in confronting and conquering her own fears of nudity. “Sometimes we have to jump into our phobias so that our thinking doesn’t get the best of us.”  “Get 2 Kno Me” is available for purchase on iTunes, Amazon, and all other major retailers as well as streaming through Pandora and Spotify. It’s music video is on Youtube and Vimeo.
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Yaysh understands that she presents a unique challenge to many people.  She is an androgynous-looking female, white MC and a singer who often crosses musical genres. “People often want to label me a lesbian but I prefer pansexual because I occasionally find sexual chemistry with men,” she explains, clarifying, “usually black men.”
She believes sex is healthy, good for the soul, and may be the answer to many of life’s problems.  “We are so good at war, why haven’t we mastered love yet?” she wonders.  “If people’s sex lives were better, they would feel loved and be more willing to release love to others.”
She hopes her music helps to launch a movement that inspires human connectivity and the embracing of diversity. “I want my fans to be friends with each other and to be motivated into being kinder, more daring and open to learning about others, rather then assuming they know them based on preconceived notions.  I hope my music stimulates hard conversations around our own personal biases.”
Yaysh grew up a rebellious youth in Denver.  She struggled in school and would often sneak out of her home to hang out with older boys from the hood.   She encountered a conglomerate of drug dealers, gangsters, and ex-convicts. “I learned so much from all the people I was around,” she reflects. “I was taught how to relax, roll blunts, drink forties, freestyle, be tough, kick it, and simply enjoy being with friends, all in the midst of incredible poverty.”
As they grew older, her friends began exhibiting certain behaviors Yaysh says made her soul cringe.  Recognizing she could no longer turn a blind eye to them, she was forced to go her own way. Years of loneliness followed until Yaysh found a new community in Shambhala Buddhism.  She became an avid meditation practitioner and found that it, combined with music, enabled her to care for her mind and express her thoughts freely.  “I found freedom through music and meditation,” she says.
She later moved to LA where she met her producer, Troy “R8dio” Johnson (Solange, Chris Brown, Why Don’t We). They connected on their mutual interest of spirituality and began making music together.
Today, Yaysh takes special pride in writing all of her own lyrics and music.   “I am completely, thoroughly and fully myself in my music.  I don’t think about it. I just make it.   Sometimes I’m feeling soft and sweet, deep, and romantic and sometimes I want a club banger.  Sometimes I’m pissed off and sometimes I want to be sexual and spicy. I do have quite a mouth on me and lyrically and topically ,I would say I am pretty raw, blunt and out spoken.”
“I’m weird,” she laughs.  “I’m a spiritual person who maybe doesn’t immediately appear that way.  I’m a circle that refuses to fit in a square box.  I’m a deep bish and every one of my songs has meaning and intention.  Get to know me.   I think you might get woke to the bigger reality that no one truly is how they appear.”
Yaysh’s new single, “Get 2 Kno Me,” is available on iTunes, Spotify and all digital platforms.  The music video is available on Youtube and Vimeo.
Follow on Facebook/Instagram/Twitter @yayshplz.